Thursday, October 11, 2007
White Oak Festival set for October 13
The 26th annual White Oak Festival, hosted by Byhalia Sports Association and the Byhalia Lions Club, will take place Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. until.
It will include crafts, displays, food, games, a baby photo contest, activities for kids and adults, a motorcycle show sponsored by Steward Mechanical, raffles, live entertainment, and many prizes. Entertainment includes Boswell’s ATA Karate, The New Olivet GP Steppers, Summer Shaw’s Dancers, Collierville First Pentecostal Church Singers, a local group of cloggers and much more.
Weather permitting, local favorites have agreed to take their place in the dunk tank. Northcentral Electric Power Association, Citizens Bank, Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce, Dar’s Smoke Shop, Health 1st Family Medical Clinic, Rico’s Mexican Restaurant, Byhalia Tire and Battery, Professional Services of Potts Camp, and J. I. B. Management, sponsors of the festival, encourage everyone to attend the big event at its new location at the corner of Highway 78 and Highway 309. Admission is free; however, parking will be $2 per car.
A limited supply of White Oak Festival T-shirts will be available for sale. There a few booth spaces remaining on a first come, first serve basis and cannot be reserved without payment. To ensure you have a space for your booth, please call immediately. Applications for booth spaces (concessions spaces are all sold - all others will now be $35) are available from Janice at 838-2806 or Darla at 838-5200 or at the Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce office Monday through Thursday.
Baby photo contest:
Would you like a chance to show off a favorite photo of your little one? Here’s your opportunity. This year Byhalia White Oak Festival (October 13) will feature a baby photo contest. There is no entry fee; however, the following rules apply – any size photo, color or black and white, can be submitted up to 8x10 in size, framed or unframed; the child must be 2 years old or younger when photo was taken; judging will be done by most money raised the day of the festival as attendees “vote” for their favorite picture by placing money in designated containers. All monies raised will go to BSA. A prize will be awarded for the winning photograph. For more information, call Darla at 662-838-5200.
Don’t Miss the Kiss a Pig Contest
This year’s White Oak Festival will again feature a “Kiss a Pig” contest! Five candidates from the Byhalia area have agreed to participate. Participants in the “Kiss a Pig” are police chief Gary Looney, Byhalia Middle School’s Kerry Reid and Sonya Cross, justice court clerk Mae Garrison, and Locks by Lisa owner Lisa Taylor. Piggy banks have been placed at various locations around Byhalia including the following: Byhalia Middle and Elementary Schools, Town Hall, CLM Insurance, Dar’s Smoke Shop, Locks by Lisa and at the BSA ball park. Donations can also be made until 3 p.m. the day of the festival.
This year’s contest will work a little different. The contestant whose piggy banks contain the least money at 3 p.m. the day of the festival has agreed to “Kiss a Pig.” Stop by one of the above locations and cast your vote by making a contribution in any amount to one or more of the banks. Then be sure and attend the festival on October 13 (rain date October 20) to cheer on the winner. Call Janice at 838-2806 for further information.
The 26th annual White Oak Festival being held on October 13 will feature the fourth annual Motorcycle Show with classes for Cruiser-American and Metric, Touring-American and Metric, and Custom-American and Metric. Trophies will be awarded in all classes along with Best of Show and People’s Choice. Entry fee is $10. Registration will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judging will be at 1 p.m. with trophies presented at the stage area at 2:15 p.m. There will also be a Poker Run starting from the festival. Registration for the run is $10. This year’s show is presented in memory of John David Steward and is being sponsored by Steward Mechanical. T-shirts will be available prior to and during the event. Call Janice at 838-2806 for further information.
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